This lesson includes a 600 slide truly interactive PowerPoint roadmap full of built-in activities, instructions and visuals for digestion simulation, class notes (red slides), review opportunities, step by step drawings, video links, four page homework, answer key, lesson notes with visuals, and much more.
Also included is an end of the unit PowerPoint review game (200 slides) with answers and game template for a great review of the entire lesson bundle.
This PowerPoint begins asking the students to share a bit about what they ate for breakfast. A series of slides with visuals break down what nutrients are and the needs to living things to use energy. The nutrients needed for life are broken down one at a time with supportive information and visuals. Students then need to use this info to answer a question. The answer is revealed after. Digestion is then described (red slide notes = important and should be recorded in journal). Digestion is first described in the mouth, and chemical digestion is introduced. The chemical digestion process is described further here and a built-in activity has the students chew a piece of bread. Chemical digestion is discussed here again with reference to pytalin. A neat activity that discusses taste (part of nervous but covered here) has the students try placing different types of tastes on different parts of their tongue. Students touch Sour Patch Kids to the side of their tongue, cocoa powder to back of their tongue and saltwater to the tip. Mechanical digestion is then described and reference to form follows function. The combination of mechanical and chemical digestion is addressed through the entire digestive system. Chewing is addressed as an important part of the digestive process with an activity. Students get a graham cracker, zip-lock bag, and banana. Teacher sprays some clean water into the bag. Student mash the contents around and make an oatmeal type consistency. They then enjoy their healthy snack. A link to a virtual tour of the digestive system is provided. The swallowing reflex is addressed as student enjoy their snack and reference to the epiglottis is made. Peristalsis is mentioned. A demonstration is framed that can have the teacher swallow leaning over a table upside down. A link to a video of how to perform the Heimlich Maneuver is provided. A neat activity then has the students line up one across from the other with their hands forming a long chain. Students dip their hands in water and then get some dish soap (mucous) added. Teacher has students move 12 golf balls down the esophagus (hands that create tube). Students get a feel for how peristalsis works as they squeeze the golf balls along. A neat video link is provided that shows peristalsis in the antrum. The GI Tract is mentioned. A neat activity has a student try and fit the length of the GI tract into a baggy sweatshirt using a wacky noodle and garden hose. A reference to Form Follows Function is made. The stomach is described and reference to Pepsin. Heartburn is addressed and antacids. An activity with baking soda and vinegar is provided. Another activity describes the importance of chewing and shows how whole food does not digest as fast as chewed food. The duodenum is described and distribution of bile. The liver and gall bladder are described in the process. The small intestine is described and reference to form follows function made. A neat activity plays a game of tic-tac-toe vs. the teacher. Teacher minimizes out of the slideshow and paints squares with the toolbar. Students and teacher must read the boxes that are full of important info and then they earn that square. Four in a row wins. The Pancreas is described with visuals. The roles and functions of the liver are described. The gall bladder is described. Some activities describe the digestion process and time. Villi in the small intestine are show cased and another reference to form follows function is made. The large intestine is described. A link to video of the digestive system is provided. A really neat activity has the teacher minimize out of the slideshow. The teacher controls the movement but the students get out of their seats and pretend to grab a part of the digestive system and put the system together. The answers are revealed at the end. A really neat digestive system simulation is provided with visuals and instructions that has the class break-up into many small groups. Each group performs a task of the digestive system. Small bags of food are mechanically broken down and students add pretend chemicals along the way. The entire activity is described one step at at time. A series of hidden box games conclude this PowerPoint. Relevant pictures from the slideshow are hidden beneath shapes and boxes. Each slide removes some of these and the picture begins to form. Students take terms guessing the picture beneath. A 188 slide PowerPoint review game in included (part of the 680) and game template. Students play in small table groups to answer 20 questions. 20-25 are for fun bonus questions. The answers are presented after the game so students can self assess. This is a really neat PowerPoint that is as interactive as I could make it. Thanks for your interest and enjoy it as much as I have I have with my students.
Human Body and Health Topics Unit on TpT
Human Body Systems and Health Topics Unit
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The Human Body Systems and Health Topics Unit includes a 13 Part interactive and engaging PowerPoint Presentation of 10,000+ slides with built-in class notes (Red Slides), lab activities with built-in instructions and questions, project ideas, discussion questions, built-in quizzes, step by step drawings, challenge questions with answers and much more. Text is always in large print (32 font) and is placed at the top of each slide so it can be read from all angles of a classroom. Also included is a 38 page assessment / bundled homework package that chronologically follows the PowerPoint slideshow, as well as a 36 page modified assessment. 60 pages of class notes with visuals are included for students who may require support, as well as answer keys to both of the assessments for support professionals, teachers, and homeschool parents. 108 video shorts (.flv files) are provided and a slide within the slideshow cues teacher / parent when the videos are most relevant to play. Video shorts usually range from 2-7 minutes and are included in organized folders. Five PowerPoint review games (125+ slides each) are included. Answers to the PowerPoint review games are provided in PowerPoint form so students can self-assess. Lastly, several class games such as guess the hidden picture beneath the boxes, crossword puzzles, and the find the hidden owl somewhere within the slideshow are provided.
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Entire 4 year Science Curriculum, 20 Full Units (35,000 Slides) HW, Notes, and much more
The Entire Human Body Unit:
Areas of focus: Form Follows Function concept spread throughout. Levels of biological organization, cell basics, cells of the body, tissues, organs, organ systems, homeostasis, functions of the skeletal system, categories of bones, marrow, bones of the human body, bone disease, types of joints, muscular system, connective tissues, ligaments, tendons, muscles and energy use, types of muscle tissue, muscle fibers and movement, common muscles, biological molecules and important nutrients to the body (extensive), learning the contents of junk food, calories, obesity, fast food, eating disorders, anabolic steroids, digestive system, mechanical and chemical digestion, taste, enzymes, swallowing reflex, esophagus and peristalsis, organs of the GI Tract, focus on chemical digestion, duodenum,stomach, pancreas, liver, gall bladder, small intestine, villi and surface area, large intestine, appendix, rectum, cardiovascular system, cellular respiration, functions of the circulatory system, movement of blood, focus on the heart, blood vessels, cardiovascular disease, contents of blood, blood types, functions of the respiratory system, the nose, epiglottis, larynx and vocal cords, trachea, bronchus, lungs, alveoli, diaphragm, lung capacity, dangers of smoking, cancer, how to avoid cancer, skin cancer, what's inside a cigarette, smoking and advertising, excretory system, kidneys, urine, inside the nephron, ureters, bladder, urethra, kidney's role in detoxifying, cirrhosis of the liver, integumentary system (skin), functions of the skin, anatomy of skin, fingerprints, nervous system, stimulus, anatomy of a neuron, types of neurons, voluntary and involuntary functions, central and peripheral nervous systems, regions of the brain and roles, right brain vs. left brain, spinal cord injuries, anatomy of the eye and sight, lenses, rods and cones, night vision, anatomy of the nose and smell, dangers of inhalants, anatomy of the ear and hearing, noise induced hearing loss, sense of touch, the adolescent brain -whoa!, lobes of the brain, endocrine system, glands, hormones, activities in your body, endocrine system vs. nervous system, exocrine glands, puberty, body stability, parenting, male and female reproductive systems, sex cells, chromosomes, fertilization, menstrual cycle, placenta, embryo development, dangers of smoking and drinking while pregnant, immune system, diseases, how diseases are spread, the immune response, vaccines, virus prevention, HIV, HIV transmission, abstinence vs. prevention, AIDS, STD's, and much more. Difficulty rating 7/10
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